Brad Pitt Goes to War in Full Trailer for David Michôd's 'War Machine'

March 30, 2017
Source: YouTube

War Machine Brad Pitt Trailer

"We can't help them and kill them at the same time." Netflix has launched a new full-length trailer for the film War Machine, the latest from talented Australian filmmaker David Michod (Animal Kingdom, The Rover). We featured a teaser trailer for this right around the Oscars, but this full trailer dives fully into this drama (which has nothing to do with Marvel or Iron Man). Brad Pitt plays a four star general who must deal with the repercussions of a challenging war in the Middle East. Described as a "pitch-black war story for our times", this seems like a brutally honest look at America's modern wars. The full cast includes Tilda Swinton, Sir Ben Kingsley, Anthony Michael Hall, Topher Grace, Will Poulter, Keith Stanfield, Emory Cohen, John Magaro, RJ Cyler, Scoot McNairy and Meg Tilly. This looks pretty damn good.

Here's the full-length trailer for David Michod's War Machine, direct from Netflix's YouTube:

War Machine Movie

An absurdist war story for our times, writer-director David Michôd recreates a U.S. General's (Brad Pitt) roller-coaster rise and fall as part reality, part savage parody – raising the specter of just where the line between them lies today. His is an exploration of a born leader’s ultra-confident march right into the dark heart of folly. At the story’s core is Brad Pitt’s sly take on a successful, charismatic four-star general who leapt in like a rock star to command NATO forces in Afghanistan, only to be taken down by a journalist’s no-holds-barred exposé. War Machine is both written and directed by Australian filmmaker David Michôd, of Animal Kingdom and The Rover previously. The film is based on the book The Operators: The Wild & Terrifying Inside Story of America's War in Afghanistan by the late journalist Michael Hastings. Netflix will release Michôd's War Machine streaming starting May 26th this summer. Interested in this?

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Looks interesting, good cast.

grimjob on Mar 30, 2017


Someone once said that only time when Brad Pitt deserved an Oscar was when he played an idiot and that was back in Twelve Monkeys (1995). Judging by that, this should be good. Although, I am not sure of it ...

shiboleth on Mar 30, 2017


Agreed. Acting is a bit forced. Pitt is a talented actor who is capable of more than that caricature he is displaying. It's like watching a comedy without jokes.

tarek on Mar 30, 2017


It's a comedy...his acting is deliberate...clearly it went over your head

BigJohnson on Mar 30, 2017


Nothing goes over my head. My reflexes are too fast. I would catch it

tarek on Mar 30, 2017


reflexes have nothing to do with your height or your ability to reach things...the fastest man in the world still is only able to jump so high. I guess the irony is that even my response went over your head

BigJohnson on Mar 30, 2017


Drax ? Is that you?

tarek on Mar 30, 2017


Hahahahaha, he didn't get you...

shiboleth on Apr 2, 2017



tarek on Apr 2, 2017


His acting job went over your head

BigJohnson on Apr 1, 2017


LOL The little baby is crying now!

BigJohnson on Apr 3, 2017


J.K Simmons is a better fit for this role.

tarek on Mar 31, 2017


;D i was just using a famous quote from the hilarious Guardians of the Galaxy. And yeah...The dude missed totally the point. He confuses Satire with unfunny comedy

tarek on Mar 31, 2017


It's like watching two people with Down Syndrome on a date...get a room you two

BigJohnson on Apr 5, 2017


" this should be good. Although, I am not sure of it" huh?

BigJohnson on Mar 30, 2017


Yeah, it's called uncertainty about the outcome. Nothing special about it, though. Happens all the time ... Cheers ...

shiboleth on Apr 2, 2017


Thank for this elaboration, it is better than Pitt's acting in this trailer. However, I like him and I think he's still learning and I am happy he didn't become something like Bruce Willis. I didn't watch all of his recent films, mostly because I wasn't very much attracted by the subject in them (mostly related to some wartime). But when I do watch films with him he's mostly a good standard, nothing special. I obviously don't know much about acting as you do, but I think that his acting can't overcome some basic or some standard skills, enough to keep enough audience with him. I think he's struggling with taking good roles and is just not sure what is there good enough for him. Or, at least, that's my perception. Anyway, thank you for another of your thoughtful comment. Cheers Bo ...

shiboleth on Apr 2, 2017


Looks pretty good. I think Pitt is certainly a capable actor when he tries. This will probably be a great boon for Netflix.

DAVIDPD on Mar 30, 2017


Like Brad Pitt as an actor, but this looks a bit off beat...

ari smulders on Mar 30, 2017


I had enough of Brad Pitt in the '90s.

CyraNOSE on Mar 31, 2017

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